CLOROX is the brand name for sodium hypochlorite, which is a chemical compound that is used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent. It is also known as hypochlorite of soda, hypochlorous acid, sodium oxychloride, and sodium salt of hypochlorous acid.
Common uses for CLOROX include household bleaching of fabrics and clothing, sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, and water treatment. When rubber materials are exposed to CLOROX, they can suffer from accelerated aging due to the oxidizing and bleaching properties of the chemical. This can lead to cracking, hardening, and swelling of the rubber, as well as discoloration, shrinking, and loss of elasticity. In extreme cases, CLOROX can cause complete failure of the rubber material.
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